TRAPNELL,  Wallace Probasco

TRAPNELL, Wallace Probasco[1, 2]

Male 1903 - 1943  (39 years)

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  • Name TRAPNELL, Wallace Probasco 
    Born 27 Sep 1903  Elizabeth, Union, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Education Princeton, class of 1925  [4
    Height 6’  [5
    Residence 1910  Elizabeth Ward 10, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 28 Oct 1942  Air Corps Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary From the Princeton Alumni Weekly:

    It is with deep regret that word has been received of the sudden and unexpected death of Wally Trapnell on June 9, 1943.

    After leaving college Wally worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Texas, dressing tools and roustabouting for various oil companies and contractors. He then worked in Venezuela for eighteen months as an engineer for the Lago Petroleum Col, but had to return at the end of that time because of ill health. He then became connected with the Elkhorn Coal Co. in Estill, Ky, and Fort Wayne Ind. For the past ten years, until enlistment in the Air Corps, he had been connected with Dowell Inc. at Midland Tex, and at Bakersfield, Calif, where he had charge of acidizing oil wells for various oil companies.

    In 1935 he married Georgina Crabbe of Toms River, N.J., who survives him.

    He enlisted in the Air Corps in 1942 and was stationed at the bombardier school in Midland, Tex. He was later transferred to the Radio School at Madison, Wis, and from there to Pueblo, Colo, where he was connected with the signal corps division of the Air Corps. He had been in Pueblo only a short time when he died suddenly of a duodenal hemorrhage.

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to his widow, his sister, Mrs. Evelyn McLean King, and his brothers, Nicholas Trapnell and Capt Frederick M Trapnell of the U.S. Navy.

    For the Class of 1925
    Gilbert E. O. Bell Jr. - Secretary
    S. Barksdale Penick Jr. - Treasurer
    Hamilton I. Shields
    Lawrence Waterbury Jr.
    John C. Williams - President 
    Residence Midland, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Weight 194 lbs  [5
    Died 9 Jun 1943  Pueblo, CO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Buried
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell headstone
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell headstone
    Headstone for Wallace Probasco Trapnell, Zion Cemetery, Charles Town, WV
    Trapnell Marker
    Trapnell Marker
    Trapnell marker, Zion Cemetery, Charles Town, WV
    Person ID I987  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2013 

    Father TRAPNELL, Benjamin,   b. 28 Aug 1867, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1926, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother PROBASCO, Ada,   b. 29 May 1874, Urbana, Champaign, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1941, Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1899  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CRABBE, Marion Georgiana,   b. 18 Sep 1899,   d. Jun 1974, Toms River, Ocean, New Jersey, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1935  Tom's River, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1903 - Elizabeth, Union, NJ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Elizabeth Ward 10, Union, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1935 - Tom's River, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Midland, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1943 - Pueblo, CO, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell 1922
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell 1922
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell  1943
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell 1943
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell
    Wallace Probasco Trapnell

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,.

    2. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964).

    3. [S401] Emergency Passport Applications, Argentina thru Venezuela, 1906-1926.

    4. [S547] Wallace Probasco Trapnell ‘25, Gilbert Bell.

    5. [S130] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Wallace P Trapnell, Birth Year 1903, White Citizen, Nativity: New Jersey, Residence: Texas, Midland; Enlistment 28 Oct 1942, Branch: Air Corp. Edu: 3 yrs college, Engineering/Mining, Married, H 72, W 194.

    6. [S130] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Online publication - National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

    7. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964), Lists death as 1942.

    8. [S402] Wallace Trapnell Headstone, Wallace Probasco Trapnell, 1903-1943.

    9. [S547] Wallace Probasco Trapnell ‘25, Gilbert Bell, It is with deep regret that word has been received of the sudden and unexpected death of Wally Trapnell on June 9, 1943.-.

    10. [S277] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007), Married Oct 25 1899, Washington DC.